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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Reviews

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Time Out
November 16, 2011
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
August 31, 2004
Clearly a bottom-feeder.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 30, 2004
This movie looks like it was no fun to make. It certainly was no fun to watch.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 28, 2004
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 27, 2004
| Original Score: D
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 27, 2004
It's one of those 'I-can't-believe- I'm-enjoying-this' kind of things.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 27, 2004
'There's a way in. There's a way out.' He's right. It's behind you, right below the sign that says Exit. Just follow the stampede.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 27, 2004
Wisely prods not only ordinary phobias about big, bad serpents but also universal terrors of the dark, of narrow spaces, of drowning, of falling, of spiders and much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
August 27, 2004
The sequel might have the formula down, but it lacks everything that made Anaconda fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 27, 2004
After watching this film you feel that you've aged a thousand years.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
August 27, 2004
Coiled in cliché it may be, but the film offers a reasonably good time for audiences, and it boasts a few cast members with promise, both human and primate.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
August 27, 2004
The supersize snakes don't even make an appearance until the movie's midway point -- and when they do, appalling special effects render them merely risible.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
August 27, 2004
Anaconda is the Citizen Kane of giant snake movies. Anacondas is more like the Gigli of giant snake movies, only slightly better because at least Ben Affleck's not in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
August 27, 2004
The refined taste insists on risibly bad, on hysterically bad, on poke-your-seatmate- in-the-ribs bad, and this falls well short of that hallowed mark -- it's just routinely bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 27, 2004
Precisely what you think it is: a workmanlike sequel to a thrill-kill flick that doesn't even pretend to be good.
| Original Score: C-
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
August 27, 2004
Director Dwight Little and a laundry list of writers (among them Michigan-born Jim Cash) simply deliver a generic hungry snake movie, and on those terms, Anacondas can be kind of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
August 27, 2004
A lot better than a slapped-together sequel to a campy original has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 27, 2004
I've seen Anaconda, and, senator, Anacondas is no Anaconda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 27, 2004
Where the first movie had a fragrant odor, the smell, say, of Lysol sprayed in a gas station bathroom, Anacondas actually stinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News
August 26, 2004
The snakes may be longer this time, but Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid comes up short on thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
August 26, 2004
There's no J. Lo this time, no Ice Cube, no Jon Voight, no Owen Wilson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
August 26, 2004
A programmer that once upon a time would have played on the bottom half of double bills, Anacondas has no pretensions and gets its little job done effectively, providing some small-scale laughs and chills for the late summer season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
August 26, 2004
A ride that's more fun than Disneyland's Jungle Cruise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
August 26, 2004
As a junky B-movie thriller, it could have been a lot worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
August 26, 2004
A hokey, old-school creature feature that will appeal to fans of the original and connoisseurs of enjoyably absurd movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
August 26, 2004
Once this movie's momentum gets going, watching it is like experiencing a schlocky monster movie, Lord of the Flies and Peter Gabriel's Shock the Monkey video all at once.
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Scott Foundas
Variety
August 26, 2004
Pic works consistently on the level of Corman-esque popcorn entertainment thanks to the efficiency, energy and lightness of touch of helmer Dwight Little and his game cast.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 26, 2004
Anacondas is to its 1997 Jennifer Lopez-starring forerunner what Jaws: The Revenge was to Steven Spielberg's shark monster original.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
August 26, 2004
One presumes [the original's cast] had better things to do than revisit old saw-toothed friends. Unless you have some empty hours to fill with swampy slush, you may decide you've better things to do as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
August 26, 2004
It's all tease and no payoff.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
August 26, 2004
The picture ultimately overcomes some clunky dialogue and clunkier line readings to deliver the goods in a diminished-expectations manner, particularly when the bloodbath gets going.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
August 26, 2004
There's no enjoyably outlandish hiss to this variation on the formula.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune
August 26, 2004
It's little better or worse than the original. But, to be honest, the original -- minus its nascent stars -- wasn't very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4